Microsoft Teams: What You Should Know Before Joining Your Coworkers

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employees to work from home. Instead of sitting in physical meetings, moving from cubicle to cubicle, and taking phone calls at their desks to collaborate with their coworkers on work-related projects, employees are now using remote work tools. Microsoft Teams is just one of the many platforms employees are using for collaboration during the COVID-19 crisis. More than 75 million workers are interacting with their coworkers on the Microsoft [...]

By |2020-06-19T13:32:07-05:00June 19th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams: What You Should Know Before Joining Your Coworkers

Ready to Reopen Your Doors? You May Want to Tap The Brakes

Employees are working safely from the confines of their respective homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners plan to reopen their doors in the immediate future. While there's a rush to "get back to work," as your team's leader, you may want to tap the brakes. You may be ready to return to work tomorrow, but what about your employees? Have you discussed reopening the office with them? What are their thoughts? What’s going [...]

By |2020-06-05T13:58:27-05:00June 5th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Ready to Reopen Your Doors? You May Want to Tap The Brakes

CISA, NCSC Issue Joint Alert on Hackers Exploiting COVID-19: Here’s the Scoop

Cybercriminals are taking “never let a crisis go to waste” to another level. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently issued a joint alert on the growing number of malicious cyber actors exploiting the COVID-19 crisis. By staying on top of how these malicious actors are infecting networks and systems, small businesses can better protect not only their employees [...]

By |2020-05-22T12:19:10-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on CISA, NCSC Issue Joint Alert on Hackers Exploiting COVID-19: Here’s the Scoop

3 COVID-19-Related Cybersecurity Threats to Know

While remote employees are keeping many businesses afloat during this crisis, they’re also becoming liabilities to the same companies they’re working so hard to keep up and running. If businesses aren’t educating their employees on the growing number of COVID-19-related cybersecurity threats, they’ll be out of business before they know it. Now, more than ever, you, your employees, and customers must stay vigilant. Cybercriminals are wreaking havoc during this pandemic. The rise of remote working [...]

By |2020-05-08T11:12:45-05:00May 8th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 3 COVID-19-Related Cybersecurity Threats to Know

Cyber Security Personal and Business Banking

It seems during and after any notable event the Cybercriminals are there to exploit the situation in any way they can. The internet and phone lines are rife with scams, from trying to steal your personal information in exchange for ‘expediting’ your stimulus money to trolling Facebook collecting data from people sheltered at home during the pandemic. Everyone can be at risk and businesses are certainly on their radar as well. Most of us utilize [...]

By |2020-04-29T13:37:11-05:00April 29th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Cyber Security Personal and Business Banking

5 tips to secure your email

Savvy hackers and cybercriminals are always looking for ways into your network. You might be afraid of their prowess for getting through the barriers you put in place, but the truth is that they mostly look for easy prey, which is to say inadequate protection. One way many cybercriminals attempt to access not only your private information but also the knowledge of everyone you know is through your email. If you're like most people, you've [...]

By |2020-04-24T10:30:20-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 5 tips to secure your email

3 Tips for Creating Hack-Proof Passwords

When it comes to cybersecurity, getting back to basics is just as important as buying the latest and greatest technology. One of the most foundational basics is password security. In 2017, the Verizon Data Breach Report attributed 81% of data breaches to weak, compromised, or re-used passwords. We haven't gotten much better since 80% of breaches in 2019 were attributed to the same cause. These statistics place bad passwords as one of the No. 1 [...]

By |2020-06-01T03:45:51-05:00April 17th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on 3 Tips for Creating Hack-Proof Passwords

The Role Backup Plays in Combatting Ransomware

Backing up data is an essential component of a proactive security strategy for any business. Without several backup copies, companies are leaving themselves open to the ever-increasing threat of ransomware. Even though properly backing up data can't prevent ransomware attacks, it can protect businesses from losing data when victimized by malicious software. While there are plenty of reasons why businesses should back up their data regularly, ransomware comes first to mind, especially in today's ever-evolving [...]

By |2020-06-01T03:46:37-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on The Role Backup Plays in Combatting Ransomware

Using Public WiFi? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Public WiFi is available in more places than ever before. You can log on while at the local coffee shop, doctor’s office, on the train, and at the airport. Local governments and cable companies are even starting to offer free WiFi in some locations. The convenience is undeniable, especially for the ability to work remotely, but this freedom to connect can also present a security risk if you don’t know who else is connecting to [...]

By |2020-06-01T03:47:24-05:00March 20th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Using Public WiFi? Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Thinking About Purchasing Cyber Insurance?

With cybercriminals increasing their attacks on businesses of all sizes, businesses are turning to cyber insurance for another layer of protection. Growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 28 percent from 2016 to 2022, the worldwide cyber insurance market is expected to generate $14 billion by 2022, according to a report released by global market research firm Allied Market Research. Even though the majority of organizations aren’t covered by cyber insurance, some [...]

By |2020-06-01T03:48:11-05:00March 9th, 2020|Newsletter Articles|Comments Off on Thinking About Purchasing Cyber Insurance?